Dr. Robert Gelb, MD

Dr. Robert Gelb, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
(19)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Robert Gelb, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Encinitas, CA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from New York Medical College in 1980 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.

332 Santa Fe Dr Ste 110

Encinitas, CA 92024

Contact Information

(760) 943-6700

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Gelb performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 92% of peers
Osteoarthritis
very high
more than 92% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 89% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
15

Conditions Treated

13

Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Nymc Metropolitan Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Hand Rehab Ctr/Jeff Med College
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gelb has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Gelb's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gelb to family and friends
3.6
based on 19 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Gelb's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

in Encinitas, CA
After 14 ortho surgeries I think I'm well qualified to make a judgement on an ortho doctor. If you're looking for a "buddy" doctor Dr Gelb is not your guy. If you want a well qualified professional then Dr Gelb is your guy. He explained my options to the nth degree as opposed to another hand...more
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in Encinitas, CA
He's very knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor, but he's not a great listener. I felt like I had to stop him constantly and just reiterate what I was trying to say because it was falling on deaf ears. Eventually I got everything across, but it was tough.
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in Escondido, CA
Dr. Gelb has been awesome at explaining everything that is going on with my thumb. He has not been one to just jump into surgerymhe has suggested a few this to try first. When the time comes that I will eventually need the surgery it will definitely be with Dr. Gelb
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in San Diego
Very caring, professional, listens, conscientious, good sense of humor but be open to it.
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in Encinitas, CA
Office staff was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Did not feel rushed and all of my questions were answered.
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